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St Tudy

The parish of St Tudy, (Cornish: Eglostudi), is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Minor and Hundred of Trigg. It is bounded on the north by St Teath and Michaelstow, on the east by St Breward, on the south by St Mabyn, and on the west by St Kew. Saint Tudy is also honoured at several places in Brittany, and may be a pet-form name for St Tugdual, who was an important Breton saint (O.J.Padel).

The parish is situated in a farming area between the Rivers Camel and Allen. The Bligh family (of 'Mutiny on the Bounty' fame) lived at Tinten for several generations; several of them became mayors of Bodmin. The only village is the Churchtown.

Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)


The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 317 entries.


Census information for this parish (1841 - 1901) is held in the Cornwall Record Office. The Cornwall Family History Society offers a census search service for its members. The Cornwall Family History Society have also published on-line census detail by surname on the FamilyHistoryonLine site.

Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:

Church History

Church Records

Civil Registration

The parish of St Tudy is in the Bodmin Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts are Bodmin, Egloshayle, Lanlivery and St Mabyn but these have now been abolished. Parishes within the district were: Blisland, Bodmin, Bodmin Borough, Cardinham, Egloshayle, Endellion, Helland, Lanhydrock, Lanviet, Lanlivery, Lostwithiel, Luxulion, St. Kew, St. Mabyn, St. Minver Highlands, St. Minver Lowlands, St. Tudy, St. Winnow, Temple, Wadebridge, Warleggon, Withiel.

The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Lyndhurst, 66 Nicholas Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AG. Tel: 01208 73677.

Description & Travel


Historical Geography

The Domesday Settlements of Cornwall, a study undertaken by the Cornwall Branch of the Historical Association, has identified and located settlements listed in the Exeter and Exchequer Domesday Survey of AD 1086. The following places have been identified in St Tudy ecclesiastical parish:



Apprenticeship Indentures for St Tudy (1803 - 1828) can be found in the Cornwall Record Office.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


  • Population in 1801 - 502 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 512 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 605 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 658 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 661 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 652 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 570 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 579 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 521 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 520 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 495 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 499 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 450 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 485 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 437 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 413 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 391 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 440 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 570 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 637 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 000 persons

Religion and Religious Life


The parish comprises 3283 acres of land.

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